During our visit to Bali with Groupon, we had the chance to stay at the Anini Raka Hotel in Ubud. The hotel is located right next to a terraced rice field which was absolutely gorgeous. Our room looked out over the rice fields and we had the chance to watch the rice farmers planting while we were there.
The Anini Raka has a really great restaurant on site that had the best spaghetti marinara I have ever enjoyed. I know it is Bali and that sounds crazy but it was so good. I don’t know why but it was simply amazing! I think it was the fresh tomatoes and ingredients that just took it over the top.
We got up each morning and watched the sun rise over the rice fields. It was so calm and peaceful starting the day with the roosters. Oh yes there are roosters in the rice fields that like to make each morning an event. Thankfully we had horrible jet lag and were waking up at 4am so it didn’t really matter to us.
I have to tell you this bed is beautiful but so not comfortable. It felt like sleeping on a pallet of concrete. I ended up sleeping on the foot stool a couple of nights. I just couldn’t get comfortable in the hard bed. If you like hard beds you will love it! If you like cushy pillow top beds it may not be the one for you.
The bathroom was interesting. To the right of the tub is the shower on the wall. It sprayed over the toilet and into the sink. It had great pressure and hot water but you had to be careful were you placed your towel and clothes. 🙂
There are multiple pools at the hotel which were fantastic. The cool refreshing water felt so good on warm muggy days in Bali. The hotel also has a lovely spa. We had a couple of treatments there that were fantastic. Though I don’t suggest any treatment that includes the soaking tub. The jets are so strong it looks like a washing machine gone wrong. When we went to take a soak the water was going so much that it was knocking things off the walls and puddling on the floor.
The spa attendents told us this was normal and they just ended up washing the floor a few times a day. It was hilarious! There hot stone massage was amazing. Oh so good!
The AniniRaka is located just down the street from a local grocery store that had tons of souvenirs and other items. Even though the bed was rock hard and we didn’t sleep much we did manage to enjoy our time at the hotel. The staff was so friendly and welcoming.
To learn more about the AniniRaka check out their website.
We were in Bali on a sponsored trip with Groupon. All opinions expressed are our own.